Project Director

Cory is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, with a B.S. in Environmental Management & Policy, and minors in economics and mathematics. He worked as a Project Coordinator for the UNC Asheville Student Environmental Center, overseeing educational waste-reduction events and coordinating with faculty to improve sustainable resource management. Thereafter, became the Route Assistant at Orange Recycling Services and gained an in-depth understanding of the physical and economic aspects of the recycling industry.

Cory committed to pursue a career in sustainable waste management, which encompasses sustainable behavior, environmental justice, education, and economics. He became the Waste Reduction Intern at UNC Asheville, working to educate peers on waste reduction strategies, perform waste assessments, and develop and maintain the university’s vermicomposting (worm composting) program. In his free time, Cory works to improve his own at-home vermicomposting system, practice the bass guitar, and play ultimate frisbee.


Judi Gregory, owner of Go2Zero Strategies, LLC, has worked in the recycling & solid waste management field for over 30 years. In 2013, Go2Zero was awarded Small Business of the Year by the California Small Business Administration. Senator Portantino’s Office recognized Judi as a 2018 Woman in Business Honoree in Environment & Sustainability.

Her experience includes work in various industry sectors with a strong focus in solid waste operations, Zero Waste planning, and educational design and development. Judi has an extensive background in operations and management of waste hauling and recycling firms, and from 1998 through 2012 owned a Los Angeles-based hauling firm, Global Waste Recycling. She built recycling programs at some of the world's largest movie studios, including Paramount, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Warner. From 2005 through 2013, Judi served as the Interim Executive Director and Certification Manager for the California Resource Recovery Association.

See Judi as the first guest on "Talking Trash & Recycling" with Lori Alvarez!

Talking Trash & Recycling with Judi Gregory - Zero Waste Director
Project Director

Kim Braun joins Go2Zero as a Project Director, bringing more than 30 years of experience in Waste Management & Environmental Sustainability. Until her retirement from public service in December 2021, Kim was the Environmental Programs & Operations Manager for Culver City, CA, responsible for managing the trash, recycling, and organic waste collection operations for all of the city's residential and commercial businesses.

Kim implemented the organics waste collections program to include food waste for all single family residents and commercial businesses to comply with both SB 1826 and SB 1383 regulations. She also implemented a food recovery program with the Culver City School District.

Kim is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America, the California Resource Recovery Association; the California Product Stewardship Council and the American Public Works Association. She received her Masters from American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington D.C. and her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

Manager of Educational Programs

Jill Donello partners with organizations to analyze systems, processes and people to increase efficiency and reduce waste through system redesign, training, education and change management programs.  Jill has more than 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of content-live, filmed, written, and animated to diverse audiences in multiple industries.

At GreenEducation.US, Jill brings new sustainability professionals together with industry experts in waste reduction and business redesign to create a training ground for those who wish to lead the Zero Waste economy in the future. Through education, application, and implementation, GreenEducation.US guides students and partnering organizations to achieve Zero Waste goals. Jill became one of the first certified TRUE Advisors through GCBI.

Education & Outreach
Farm & Gardens Program Director

Erin Harris is a certified Master Gardener through the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension. She maintains her status by volunteering at school and community gardens for 25 hours per year in addition to 12 hours per year of continuing education.

As a Master Gardener, Erin has planted, maintained and harvested dozens of gardens throughout Los Angeles County, on behalf of Heart Beet Gardening, Grant Elementary School, Palos Verdes School Gardens, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Lawndale School District, and Netiya. Her passion for the last seven years has been garden education, and she has developed garden curriculum tailored to students of all ages, placing an emphasis on practical skills, healthy food preparation, and composting organic waste. As part of the LA County Smart Gardening program, Erin teaches residents throughout the greater Los Angeles area about the importance of reducing food waste, composting, and employing the principles of organic and regenerative gardening.

Zero Waste Supervisor

Cyrus Javaheri is the Project Lead in downtown Los Angeles as part of the recycLA program. He oversees the Go2Zero recycLA team in continuing with the education and outreach to the businesses in the area and assists with reducing their waste and footprint on our planet. He and his team are currently the face of recycLA within downtown Los Angeles’s business community, helping them maintain compliance with all California state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826.

Cyrus has decades of experience in customer service and people relations. He has been a banker, educator, construction project manager, and a Zero Waste Specialist. He is an educator at heart and in every career, his focus has always been to steer students and clients to do the right thing for humanity and the environment. Cyrus holds a BA in philosophy with a minor in mathematics from California State University Northridge, and an MA in educational administration with school leadership from California State University Los Angeles.

Waste Assessments
Communications Lead

Myrna Gold has communications experience across numerous industries, including public health, technology, and publishing, and has worked in public (federal, state, and local), commercial, and non-profit sectors. Myrna develops content for marketing programs of Go2Zero and GreenEducation.US. She provides research, writing, social media campaigns, and strategic communications consulting. She is a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional, CSRMP.

Compliance Lead

Nicole Hernandez, Zero Waste Associate, has worked in food waste recycling and solid waste management for the past year. Her experience consists of providing solutions to organic waste diversion in service of residences, commercial businesses, and special events.

In 2018, she assisted in establishing the standard operating procedures for organics waste management at a major athletic stadium, which held large-scale events for up to 100,000 attendees. During this time, Nicole has hosted a number of community sustainability events for which she provided education and ou­­­treach materials regarding California State legislation AB 1826 and SB 1383. Additionally, Nicole is proficient in various methods of food waste recycling and has provided leadership and instruction at multiple composting workshops.

Community Support
Zero Waste Lead

Edgar Villasenor has more than 13 years of customer service experience, spanning from food service to grocery service. His waste reduction work began in 2017 as a crew member at a local Trader Joe's grocery store. There he took a leading role in the newly implemented organics composting program. This included monitoring the amount of organic waste being produced and educating order writers on how to reduce organic waste. This helped him obtain his position at Go2Zero Strategies.

Edgar is part of multiple projects for waste reduction and sustainability practices. He has managed successfully to educate clients around Downtown Los Angeles on proper waste management, and to identify their compliance with state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826. He provides assistance on reducing waste in a number of Vallarta supermarkets via waste assessments. Edgar also plays a key role in educating residents of Los Angeles County on sustainable and ethical home garden practices.

Zero Waste Associate

Jonathan Caplan has joined Go2Zero as a Zero Waste Associate after multiple years of working and volunteering in Zero Waste. Jonathan worked as an instructor with Sustainable Works, teaching its Green Living workshops to students and residents of Santa Monica. He has served as a Zero Waste specialist at numerous events, including GreenFest LA, Lightning in a Bottle, and the ESPY Awards. Jonathan also performed waste audits for Los Angeles County. For the entertainment company EcoSet, he worked alongside food catering and craft services to compost organics and donate surplus food for distribution to the hungry. He helped set and art departments to rehome pieces and unused materials.

Jonathan takes simple, personal actions to live a Zero Waste life, including the use of his reusable stainless steel water bottle, a foldable food-grade silicone container, and a foldable steel fork – items that he carries in his bag wherever he goes.

Zero Waste Associate

Brennah Pohlmann Moellendorf is a Zero Waste Specialist with strengths in project coordination. Experienced in data analysis, she identifies and reaches out to organizations to help them access opportunities to reduce food waste and improve their recycling efforts. Brennah has developed assessment and outreach plans for hundreds of educational agencies, and conducted in-person visits at school sites, businesses, and residences to assess their waste and recycling, including assessing their compliance with AB 827, SB 1383, and AB 341. She also brings her background in public relations to develop educational materials that inform schools and communities about how to meet the requirements of SB 1383 by improving their own plans for on-site composting and food recovery. 

Prior to joining Go2Zero, Brennah served with Americorps, where she completed the California Climate Action Corp Fellowship and was certified as a Climate Steward and California Naturalist through the Naturalist Program of UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources.  Brennah earned her undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton and an associate of arts degree from Pasadena City College.

Zero Waste Associate

Cedrick is newer to the solid waste and recycling field after more than 20 years of working in retail and customer service. He brings a wealth of retail chain management including safe food handling, proper storage of food and product rotation practices. His experience helped keep good food practices, training programs, and partnerships to drive safe product flow. Now with Go2Zero, Cedrick uses his retail food experience to assist educating edible food generators on food donation practices and to perform inspections of edible food generators and food recovery organizations as part of SB 1383 compliance. He assists businesses with setting up food recovery and organic collection programs, performs waiver assessment, and assists with employee training and education programs. Cedrick is the founder of Youth Sport Association and a board member for My Total Me, which mentors youth outreach, sports training, and life skills. Cedrick has provided a platform to develop youth in basketball/football, camps, clinics, and related activities. His years of knowledge have helped mentor strong leaders in the community by prioritizing development, discipline, focus, and planning.

Zero Waste Associate
Zero Waste Associate

As a lead supervisor at Go2Zero, Daisy Villareal brings more than 10 years of full-cycle waste management expertise to our organization. Her deep and broad experience spans customer service, corporate communications, dispatching, operations, human resources, billing, reporting, and fleet management. Prior to joining Go2Zero, she worked for prominent Southern California waste management firms and served as a site director for YMCA programs. 

Daisy’s background in managing learning programs is excellent in her role to lead outreach, education, rightsizing, and special projects for multiple jurisdictions/municipalities, including the cities of La Canada/Flintridge, Montebello, Ontario, and Pico Rivera. For recycLA customers, Daisy works to ensure that edible food generators (EFGs) comply with SB 1383 and connects customers with appropriate partners for food donation efforts. She provides visits, assessments, and training to Vallarta Supermarkets. Daisy is bilingual in English and Spanish. She holds an A.A. degree and is a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional through GreenEducation.US.

Zero Waste Associate
Zero Waste Associate
Data Analyst

Robert Reynolds serves Go2Zero as a data analyst. He works alongside our technology partners to study, interpret, and provide information that helps clients improve their waste management and recycling processes and practices. Robert provides support at weekly food distribution events for Grow2Zero FARMS in Long Beach and he has also provided education & outreach support at live, free workshops for the Smart Gardening program of Los Angeles County. 

Prior to joining Go2Zero, Robert worked in the retail grocery industry for more than 7 years, progressively growing from customer service positions into accounting & finance, and then as a leader in personnel supervision/management. He is a strong and adaptive self learner, always seeking to expand his skills in computing, technology, and coding. Away from work, Robert enjoys gaming and Internet culture.

Zero Waste Associate
Zero Waste Specialist

Olivia Johnson has worked in sustainable materials management with Go2Zero since November 2023. Olivia provides solutions to waste reduction practices in service of residences and commercial businesses. For Go2Zero, she has performed numerous Zero Waste outreach activities regarding SB 1383, including waste assessments, site visits, educating customers on the latest recycling legislation and waste reduction techniques, coordinating annual route reviews, and preparing & maintaining accurate records and reports. On behalf of Culver City, Olivia has visited many businesses, completing waste assessments in order to establish their compliance with SB 1383. She also develops resource management plans for Los Angeles County facilities. Olivia is a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional. She is an alumna of UCLA, with an undergraduate degree in geography and minor in musicology. If she wasn’t working in Zero Waste & Sustainability, Olivia would be a music journalist!

Zero Waste Specialist

Madeleine Tully joined Go2Zero in January 2024, bringing to our team a strong and diverse experience in Zero Waste and Sustainability, particularly in project management, data analysis, policy research, social media, design, and outreach. She served as a sustainability peer educator for the UC Davis Department of Student Housing, developing, marketing, and facilitating events for residents. Madeleine worked as a global sustainability strategies intern for General Motors in Warren, MI, focused on packaging redesign projects that encouraged the application of sustainable materials. She also maintained the GM Biodiversity Web site. At present, Madeleine supports waste sorts for our waste-hauler clients and will begin leading commercial and residential route reviews with other Go2Zero staff. She will soon complete her coursework to become a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional. In Madeleine’s free time, she engages in her 2024 resolution to learn roller skating! A Long Beach native, she has enjoyed becoming part of Long Beach’s growing skate culture. Madeleine earned her undergraduate degree in environmental science and management from the University of California at Davis.

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